HARRISBURG – The PA Senate Labor and Industry Committee unanimously voted to support payroll modernization legislation. Senate Bill 1026 would allow for an employer to elect to use a no-fee payroll debit card as a paycheck for employees. Employers would not be required to pay their employees electronically, but the proposal sets a framework for employers to pay electronically if they choose. Payroll cards cannot be over-drafted, do not expire, and provide fraud protection, along with dispute resolution options. Bill supporters say they saw firsthand during the pandemic how difficult it was for some employees to physically cash their checks. Additionally, bank holidays, weather emergencies, and mail delays can prevent people from accessing their money in a timely fashion. The bill, which has received bipartisan support, is now before the full state Senate.